Cooking has always been a part of Robbie's life.
It started out like most people, cooking at home with their family. Robbie started making perogies (dumplings) with his grandmother from Yugoslavia when he was young. He didn’t want to cook, but he was the only one who was allowed to help her -- because he had patience, and his hands were small enough not to tear through the dough.
Robbie grew up with his grandmother cooking a soup, bread, and pie every single day in their house. This 4 1/2 ft tall little lady would wake up every day with the sun and would stop until midnight. She treated their house like a real-life commercial kitchen. No one came over and wasn’t fed properly and given food to take home with them. That was Donna, or "Little Donna," as Robbie's sister Jill had named her.
These two incredible women encouraged Robbie's passion for cooking, and although neither are with us today, they continue to be a source of inspiration and strength.
Little Donna's is built on their values of hard work, honesty, and caring for others through the comfort of a home cooked meal.